June 15, 2016

Dual Custom Gas Fireplaces – A Customer Journey

Smart home technology, breathtaking views, Italian marble, French limestone, and NanaWall retractable glass walls are only a few of the extraordinary features of this modern contemporary hideaway in the Haven Hill neighborhood of Tiburon, CA. When Lowell Strauss, of Amalfi Ridge LLC came to us looking for custom gas fireplaces for this gorgeous hillside residence! 

dual custom gas fireplaces in modern tiburon ca residence

We started working with Lowell Strauss and David Kotzebue, the Architect who created this masterpiece, in Spring 2015. They originally came to us with a need for a see-through custom gas fireplace for the master bedroom/bathroom. We custom designed and built this gorgeous gas fireplace to fit seamlessly into the modern feel of the home. After receiving their first fireplace and absolutely loving it they proceeded to order another custom gas fireplace for the home.

3 Sided Corner Gas Fireplace

Their first fireplace is an Acucraft Custom Gas 3-Sided Corner See Through Fireplace elegantly merging the master bedroom and master spa bathroom.

see through corner gas fireplace being tested
Acucraft custom gas see through fireplace being tested
see through gas fireplace drawing
Acucraft provided custom see through gas fireplace drawing
  • 43″ electronic ignition natural gas burner with wall switch on/off control
  • Fully sealed fireplace with single pane of 1/4″ tempered glass
  • Viewing areas:
    • Front & back: 57″ wide x 24″ tall x 20″ deep
    • Corner side: 11 1/8″ wide x 24″ tall
  • River Rock
  • 55,000 BTUs depending on desired flame height
  • 8″ Class A Flue System
  • 10″ Combustion Air Intake
  • RS9 Exhausto Chimney fan with variable speed control
  • ADC-100 fan speed control with provden draft switch
  • Firebox was constructed of 7 gauge steel and double welded, inside & out
see through gas fireplace between bedroom and bathroom overlooking san Francisco bay
Acucraft Custom See Through Gas Fireplace
see through gas fireplace between modern bedroom and bathroom
see through gas fireplace in modern bedroom

After receiving this 3 sided custom gas see through fireplace they were so impressed that they ordered another fireplace for the home based on another one of Acucraft’s custom gas fireplaces!

Four Sided Gas Fireplace

One of our most sought after fireplaces is a large custom gas 4-sided fireplace designed & manufactured for West Square Apartments in Boston, MA which happens to be the same fireplace that Lowell was looking to add to his space.

four sided gas fireplace in modern apartment lounge
Acucraft custom gas four sided glass fireplace

After discussing the needs & desires for their second fireplace we designed a custom gas 4-sided suspended glass fireplace with a 24″ open reveal to maintain an unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco.

four sided glass for custom fireplace being manufactured
Acucraft's manufacturing team preparing the glass & hood for testing
four sided gas fireplace drawing
Acucraft provided four sided gas fireplace drawing
  • 54″ electronic ignition natural gas line of fire burner with wall switch on/off control
  • Viewing area: 72″ wide x 93 9/16″ tall x 24″ deep
  • 1/2″ thick tempered glass on all sides with a 24″ off-base opening on front & back sides
  • Glass suspends from the ceiling
  • River Rock
  • 69,000 BTUs depending on desired flame height
  • Custom vent hood designed for dual 10″ Class A Flue System
  • 8″ Heat Relieft Port
  • RS12 Exhausto Chimney fan with variable speed control
  • ADC-100 fan speed control with proven draft switch
  • Firebox was constructed of 7 gauge steel and double welded, inside & out
four sided gas fireplace overlooking san francisco bay
Acucraft Custom Four Sided Gas Fireplace | Private Residence
four sided glass fireplace in modern livingroom
four sided gas fireplace in luxurious modern living room

It was a pleasure working with both Lowell and David on this project; we are looking forward to collaborating on future projects!

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